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The Nature of Goods and the Goods of Nature:Why anti-globalisation is not the answer, by Prof. Estefania Santacreu-Vasut and Tom Gamble, published by Imprint Academic
‘This is a little gem of a book explaining simple economic concepts that have big implications on important topical issues like social networks, economic convergence, innovation, environment, trade, globalization and immigration. The explanations sparkle with sweet little stories particularly of a professor and her acute student, and the ease of exposition made with infectious enthusiasm and very useful examples. I expect the book to attract a large non-specialist readership.’
Professor Pranab Bardhan
Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
This spring issue of the Council on Business & Society’s quarterly magazine contains 96 pages of research and opinion-based articles featured in two sections – Business, Society and Leadership & Management.
We’re delighted to include a special double-page dedicated to two new CoBS Deans – Dean Lee Newman and Dean Yu Sakasume – having respectively taken up their functions at leading member institutions IE Business School, Spain, and Keio Business School, Japan.
This issue’s Editorial also features a spotlight on the unique value case studies bring to the learning experience, co-authored by Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre, the world’s leading independent home of the case method, and Prof. Adrian Zicari, Academic Director of the Council on Business & Society.
A wry and playful glance at business buzz words – and maybe even the state of our hectic modern society – is included in our double-page cartoon penned by Tom Gamble of the CoBS and illustrated by Matthieu Anziani of ESSEC Business School. And, as usual, hats off to the superb Global Voice graphic design by CoBS Head of Design Mélissa Guillou.
This special summer issue brings together the talented winning, runner-up and finalist student articles in the CoBS 2022 student CSR article competition to sit side-by-side with leading academics and the research of our professors.
We’re honoured to kick off the magazine with Prof. Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School-CoBS, co-authoring the editorial with special guest Camille Putois, CEO of the B4IG (Business For Inclusive Growth) initiative that brings together leading global companies, subject matter experts and academia to work on strategies to develop future business for the good of the widest number of citizens and the planet.
We also feature a special spotlight on Prof. Mark Smith, Dean of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa – Africa’s leading higher education institution and the latest member school of the CoBS alliance. A focal point of the highest importance in the coming years, Mark outlines the stakes at hand for the continent and the need for education to play an essential role in promoting diversity, responsible leadership and responsible business practices.
In this issue, a host of insights and research-based content are hosted in two sections: Business, Society and Planet covering issues such as Artificial Intelligence on the workplace, coopetition, emotional intelligence, presenteeism, greenflation, CSR and corporate value creation, and the ISE Sustainability Index in Brazil.
Tom Gamble was born in Essex, England, and now lives and works near Paris, France. From an early career in teaching, he has been an instructional designer, editor, management consultant and university lecturer. He is currently International Projects Manager at ESSEC Business School and Associate Director of the Council on Business & Society.
Tom's publications cover several genres. From the latest hybrid of fiction-educational in The Nature of Goods, to pure fiction in Amazir and The Kingdom of Emptiness, free poetry in 36 Exposures, white papers, archaeological research reports, vulgarised CSR research in over 250 published articles and the writing and editing of the quarterly magazine Global Voice.
The Nature of Goods and the Goods of Nature ‘is a little gem of a book explaining simple economic concepts that have big implications on important topical issues like social networks, economic convergence, innovation, environment, trade, globalization and immigration. The explanations sparkle with sweet little stories. I expect the book to attract a large non-specialist readership.’
Prof. Pranab Bardhan, Dept of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
'Amazir is a beautifully evocative novel, full of the colours, smells, and atmosphere of Morocco. Tom Gamble has written a brilliant first novel – the first of many, one hopes.'
Historical Novels Review
36 Exposures: 'Gamble's poetry is humorous, philosophical and honest. I would compare Gamble to Larkin due to their use of gritty realism, intelligent vocabulary, and eloquent turn of phrase, used to subdue, and then shock the reader. This is accomplished work.'
Paul Raine, Editor